Gazzetta dello Sport reported earlier that West Ham’s interest in Inter’s Ishak Belfodil has cooled off. Now, English The Times report that The Hammers overcame competition from Parma and Sassuolo and is close to signing the Algerian striker. Belfodil has struggled to get playing time with Walter Mazzarri and now sees the opportunity to improve his chances of playing in this summer’s World Cup by moving to the Premier League. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has no options in attack and can therefore give the player guarantees of playing. According to the newspaper the medical is scheduled already for tomorrow.